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InvestComics Hot Picks – Top 5 New Comic Picks #4

From: InvestComics Hot Picks #365

 

Every Tuesday/Wednesday! Here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday’s new comic book day.

From this past Sunday’s InvestComics Hot Picks #365.

 

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In NO particular order:

Harley Quinn #16 –  The debut of “the Gang of Harley’s”. Harley Quinn is already a hot character as it is. Whether a $15 variant or the regular comic, if this is a true introduction then this should be picked up.

Uncanny Inhumans #0 – The Inhumans will be huge in a few years down the road. Get anything now pertaining to the Inhumans. Anything. Especially that Fantastic Four #45 (1965)! 

G.I. Joe #212 – The beginning of the end for Snake Eyes. Snake Eyes will die in this epic story line from IDW. He’ll probably be back in a couple of years, but this will be a hot commodity for now.

Convergence #0 – Get in on the ground floor of this monumental story line that changes everything in the DC Universe!! Everything!!! ……..again.

Wolverines #13 – Deadpool steps in to become the new Wolverine. Two of the most over used Marvel characters in the last decade become ONE. 

 

Invest wisely. Read comics. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

 

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Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. If you are here on the notion that you will make money ALL the time, you are in the wrong place. Please do not read this article. Although this article is used as a guide for investments, it’s more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments in this article should be used at the sole discretion and judgment upon the investor, not InvestComics. So please use your own discretion when investing and have fun. Also; Not all comics will be chosen as an InvestComics Hot Pick for a particular week. There will in fact (guaranteed) to be some missed opportunities. The speculator not only has to be accountable forspeculative their gains and loses, but their own research as well. If the speculator is here with the thought that InvestComics will pick every comic that hits, even ones that sells out weeks later or become hot after the weekly article; is mistakenly off. This is in fact an entertainment/speculative site. Bottom line though, we have and always will be the best speculative web site on the planet.

 

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InvestComics Hot Picks – Toys & Merchandise #1

 

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Years ago InvestComics featured new merchandise (statues mostly) for fans to check out within the InvestComics Hot Picks articles. We have since abandoned that and we want to pick it back up again, but this time in a special way. Each week on new comic book Wednesday, a plethora of amazing merchandise is hitting the market. Some are collectors items, some are not. What we will do here on InvestComics each and every week is feature some of the cool merchandise headed your way on Wednesday’s new comic book day. One thing we must make clear here. We are not experts in the merchandise speculation genre. We are simply pointing out some of the items we like and some items that we know are popular and making you aware of them. Please do not claim that InvestComics recommended to buy something on the merits that we said it will be worth money one day. We are not doing this. We are simply showing you some new items coming out on Wednesday that we think are very cool. Not only are we pointing them out, but we will also link you to Ebay as we do with the comic books on the InvestComics Hot Picks. This way if you see something you really like, you can bid/buy it right away. Like we said earlier, we are not experts on the merchandise end, but what we do know is that a lot of these merchandise items do sell out too, just like the comics. So if you see something really nice that we point out and you want it, hesitation is sometimes not a good idea.

We hope you enjoy the new article. Remember, have fun here. And if you see something you like, but your local comic shop is out or didn’t order it, click the RED link or the image of the item to bid/buy it on Ebay.

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Fans of Spider-Man would really enjoy having the new Marvel Select Carnage Action Figure in their hands. This Diamond Select action figure will feature interchangeable parts and features 16 points of articulation. Another Spidey item is the awesome Marvel Zombies Venom Mini Bust By Gentle Giant. This bust is in limited quantity and is numbered. Probably best to get in early with this one if you want one.

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With the new Star Wars movie on the horizon later this year and with Marvel Comics blowing things up right now, it’s no surprise that Star Wars fever is upon us. Actually, it never really went away, but it’s here and we Star Wars fans love it. Check out two new Star Wars action figures; Bomb Squad Clone Trooper Ordnance Specialist and The Clone Wars Savage Opress Premium.

The new 12” Avengers Age Of Ultron Titan Hero Tech Captain America Action Figure will not only be a talking one, but an interactive one as well with his counterparts on the Avengers team. “Avengers Assemble!”

Fans of the Arrow television show have something to look forward to this Wednesday in the merchandise market. Check out the super cool looking Arrow Deadshot Action Figure and Arrow Dark Archer Action Figure. Both of these figures are based from the show.

The ever popular POP Vinyls will have some cool new releases this week. Check out these; Marvel 75 Guardians Of The Galaxy Ronan Vinyl Bobble Head, Marvel 77 Guardians Of The Galaxy The Collector Vinyl Bobble Head and Marvel 76 Guardians Of The Galaxy Nebula Vinyl Bobble Head.

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It looks like the Dungeons & Dragons Accessory Urban Underdark Dungeon Tiles are just about sold out, so if you’re in the market for this, better get on it.

The latest DVD from the Marvel Knights line is here. Check out Wolverine vs Sabretooth Reborn from Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi.

Walking Dead fans have their favorite magazine hitting the shelf; Walking Dead The Official Magazine #12. This comes with two covers of course.

And IDW releases an art book worthy of any coffee table on the planet. Nearly 200 pages of amazing art from one of the masters within the comic book industry; John Romita. John Romitas Amazing Spider-Man Artifact Edition is a must get for any serious comic book fan that truly appreciates artwork and what Mr. Romita has brought to the comic book world. What an amazing collection and and amazing job by IDW. Good job guys/gals. NOTE: there are currently none of these available on Ebay right now. Either ask your local comic shop about this or wait for them to start hitting Ebay soon.

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See you next week.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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InvestComics Hot Picks 365:

New Release Comics on 4/1/15 (And back issues)

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An extremely busy week as far as speculation/reading goes. So many comics on tap coming out this Wednesday, but before we get to all of that we want to quickly touch on some other things.

If you haven’t done so already, you must join the hottest comic speculation Facebook page right now. The page is called InvestComics: Investing in Comic books 101 (IC Poet Society). Click the link to go directly there and request to join. One of our admins will approve you and the gates of speculation heaven will open up. So many great discussions going on there daily. It’s so informative and a chill environment. Please read the simple rules for the thread before proceeding though. It is not a thread for any fanboy to just post a random picture of a comic book within their collection. It’s a comic book speculation page. A big boy page. So go there now and join, get more informed, and most of all have fun.

InvestComics was at London Super Comic Con a couple of weeks ago. There were several pictures featured on the InvestComics Facebook page as well as our other social media outlets. Our London team lead by Giles Hargraves and Jamie Wright were superb. There are more pictures and some video forthcoming from the show. InvestComics is in the Netherlands this weekend covering the Dutch Comic Con. There are a few pictures posted on the InvestComics Facebook page and our other social media outlets right now. You should check them out. There are many pictures sitting in our bay that will be released from that show shortly. Our Netherlands corespondent Andres Sandoval is killing it right now. Be sure to follow all of the InvestComics social media to get the maximum impact of our Worldwide assault. Here are just a few of our networks of many to Like and follow;

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The InvestComics Hot Picks have been a weekly speculation source for 10 years now. There are so many newcomers each and every week. It’s very important that you read the disclaimers. This goes for the veterans as well. Please read the disclaimers.

So what is the InvestComics Hot Picks article about? Many think this is a place to just post about the latest hot back issue comic that hit yesterday or a potential comic down the road because news came out last week about some possible movie. This weekly article covers the new comic releases that are coming out on Wednesday. That’s it. We give readers and speculators the heads up on potential books to either monetize on or just to enjoy a good read regarding new comic book day. There have been many emails, messages, random post saying “what about this book?!” or “Jay you should include this comic in your Hot Picks.” While we love and appreciate the input, this is not what this article is about. Never was in all of its ten years. We sometimes feature solo articles regarding the “breaking news” books. We also post on the InvestComics Facebook page and our other social media outlets. This is why it’s so important for speculators to follow and or like our pages too. InvestComics broke the Thor Hulkbuster comic on our Facebook page and also we gave the scoop on the Black Panther sister book, the Captain America Crossbones book, the Inhumans first appearance (more on this book in a bit), and the list goes on. Don’t miss out anymore, get over there! Again, as far as the InvestComics Hot Picks go, this is strictly about the new comics coming out and then touching on the older comics that relate to the new ones. The real money is within the older books we have always recommended. If you were privy enough to capitalize on all of the back issues we have recommended, you are sitting on a beautiful collection. As always said here regarding the new books; buy new to buy old.

A NEW WEEKLY article will be hitting this week, so look out for it. The new article is going to be fun and we cannot wait to share it with everyone. Look for it before new comic book day on Wednesday. We also want to thank everyone for making the other weekly new article; InvestComics Top 5 a hit too. The response has been a great one. Continue to look for that before Wednesday too.

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So let’s get to this crazy busy week…..

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Another year, another big event. DC comics is promising to change things drastically (again) with their Convergence event. The event starts up with Convergence #0 this week. The event claims to cover the lifespan of the entire DC Universe. Sounds like fun! Probably going to be some awesome reading ahead here. Probably also going to be the potential of some first appearances too which is always nice. What we do know is there will be completely new looks for many of the characters. How well received will these costumes be? So far 50/50. Will it equate to a speculation rally? Potentially yes, but maybe not for that long. It really depends on a couple of factors. If the new looks will make its way to the big screen and or sustain the duration of its title and not changing it again and again, which tends to happen more often than not. Thus killing the spec market on the new costume deal. The new Superman duds seem to be the one drawing a lot of flack. Oh well, DC doesn’t care what the fanboy wants, they never did and rightly so. They shouldn’t cater to the few. The many pay the bills, not the screaming fanboy. So for now that’s what DC wants and that’s what they will stick with….for now. As for Convergence, great potential on a big storyline here, the spec side is a wait and see. One thing we will give you a heads on is the Adam Hughes Convergence variant is sold out already. A good book to possibly get signed and graded quickly to flip. A pricey $50 variant (now $100 already) makes for making real money a bit harder though. Must score a high grade here to max your return.

New 52 Futures End #48 will have possible ties to Convergence, so pick this one up if you are all in on the Convergence deal.

Harley Quinn #16 will feature the debut of the Gang of Harley’s. What more do you need here really? A Harley comic with an introduction? Yes, massive potential here. Two $15 variants are sold out. The Left hand variant and the right hand variant. No really, those are the variants. Be sure to click the red link to buy/bid on Ebay right now if you want this one. There is also a very cool WonderCon variant as well. We told you to click the Darth Vader #3 link last week when the variant there was $9.99, did you do that? Should have right?

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The Inhumans is one of those teams that InvestComics has recommended over the years time and time again. With Uncanny Inhumans #0 coming out this week, it’s time to strongly reiterate the absolutely, positively one of the best investments sitting out there right now. That investment is Fantastic Four #45 (1965). Could care less how high the price is for this comic right now. Buy it. Buy it. Buy it. This comic still has upside and will not stop for many many years. Here’s why and please remember to credit InvestComics with this information okay? Thanks. Fox Studios will not give up the rights to the X-Men over to Marvel Studios. What is the big mouse to do right? Well this is very easy. Go with their other team that is the closest thing to the X-Men and franchise. In come the Inhumans. Why do you think the title of this comic is “Uncanny” Inhumans? The Inhumans movie is going to be huge. So huge that the Inhumans will have their own movie flow as does the X-Men. Their own storyline, their own individual universe if you will. The Inhumans team will turn the comic book “team” concept movie upside down on its head as did the Guardians of the Galaxy. But the Inhumans will rival the X-Men and that is going to be some serious cash flow for Marvel Studios and more importantly the comic book speculators. Buy the Inhumans. Buy the Inhumans. Buy a low grade Fantastic Four #45 if you do not have the cash to buy a high grade. The low grade is better than NOT having that book at all. It must be in your collection. So go to your local comic shop and see what they have. Click on the red Fantastic Four #45 link to shop on Ebay. We cannot stress enough how much up side this book has. As for the Uncanny Inhumans #0 comic this week, it will focus on the leader of the group, Black bolt. A good pick up here, but a long wait time to make any real monies. The $50 Siya Oum is already sold out. This might be the better buy with a high grade and signature(s) on it. Fantastic Four #45 is where it’s really at.

Marvel continues their onslaught of new Star Wars books this week with Kanan Last Padawan #1. It seems with Marvel’s Star Wars these days, everything is hot. Will this comic be hot? Probably, maybe. Will it last? Maybe. Does it have big buy potential? Not really, but that can change rather quickly in the world of comics. All this character needs is an announcement of appearing in one of the new Star Wars movies and you have yourself a frenzy. That hasn’t happened. It may never happen. So what happens then? Well you then have an animated character making his solo comic debut. Actually an earlier appearance in print is in Star Wars Rebels magazine #2 from last month, but who’s paying attention to that? Ha! Click that red link if you want that magazine. But getting back, animated characters never equate to big dollar signs in comic books unless your name is Harley Quinn. A breakout will happen occasionally, but it’s a rarity for animation characters to bring a big return for speculators. Buy the Kanan Last Padawan #1 comic this Wednesday for a good read and a $4.99 risk. Maybe something will occur. Maybe the comic will get hot right out of the gate and you have yourself a hot book to resell. Anything is possible. The TV show variant ($10) and the Killian Plunkett variant ($15) are both sold out. So if you think the potential is there, buy them. Remember one thing (as said here quite often), sold out comics DO NOT mean there is money to be made. It’s just a heads up for the speculator to make a judgment call.

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A couple of weeks ago InvestComics gave fans a running start on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44 comic. The “death” of a character was the calling there. Turns out it was Donatello and it looks as though he will make it to issue number 45 after all. This week we present the storyline that will give readers the demise of long time character Snakeyes from G.I. Joe. Look for G.I. Joe #212 for the beginning of the end for Snake Eyes. The problem with death in comic books is that there is no death in comic books. No one stays dead. This storyline however will be a hot one. Lots of eyeballs will be on it. Lots of speculators on it. Do not look for long term here. This is going to be a great story, but Snake Eyes will come back eventually. Maybe as someone else, but the character will be back in some form. IDW will bring it as they always do, so definitely check out this storyline. The Larry Hama and Anthony Fuso variants are both sold out. If you’re in the market for these books, better it now if you want them at a lower price. There are currently no G.I Joe #212 comics on Ebay. Many speculators are holding of to see where the marketplace goes. Otherwise you’ll have to wait a while for the prices to come back down to a normal level after the frenzy dies down to purchase a copy.

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Long time friends of InvestComics; Creature Entertainment have a hit on their hands. Check out Ravenous #1 this Wednesday. If you ever have the chance to get on over to the Creature Entertainment booth at a convention, do yourself a favor and do so. John Ulloa and Jose Navarro are great guys. Their product is superb too. Killer artist Jose Varese is part of the team and is the penciler on Ravenous #1. Support this Indie company Creature Entertainment and buy this already sold out comic. The variant is a beauty too.

Wonder Woman continues her torrid pace thanks to David and Meredith Finch. Wonder Woman #40 features one of those cool movie variants. InvestComics has touched on a few of the movie variants to have some fun with and either monetize on or to have a one of a kind book for your collection. Wonder Woman #40 features the 300 movie variant. Get actor Gerard Butler and artist for the cover Bill Sienkiewicz to sign this comic. Get it witnessed/graded and you have yourself an amazing book. Again, we don’t want to get fan mail or fanboys screaming “How do I get actor Gerard Butler to sign my comic??? He’s never at a comic convention!!!” Stop it. Really, stop it. This is all in F U N. The odds of running into ANY of the people we suggested to sign your movie comic variants in the last few weeks is extremely slim. You will probably never get Prince, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Tommy Lee Jones, etc, but the potential of ever getting an opportunity to get a signed/graded comic book movie variant by Prince is just flat out fun. Please calm down with the actual thinking that InvestComics is telling fans to actually find these celebrities and get this done. It’s merely an outside the box way of thinking to get a unique book in your collection or to sell. Oh and by the way, Wonder Woman #40 David Finch variant is sold out.

Avengers Ultron Forever #1 will fast forward 500 years into the future. Ultron has won and all humans are now extinct. Dr. Strange brings the Avengers from the past to try and defeat Ultron. Fun times! Superheroes fighting villains, we all love that right? The three part series is brought to you by the awesome artistry of Alan Davis. Two variants are extinct already; the Black Widow and the Captain America. Expect sell outs across the board here.

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When talking about the return of comic book characters earlier and how they never really die, they return in some way or another eventually. Wolverines #13 will be just that. Wolverine is “dead” but Deadpool will bring him back in his own way. Yes there will be a Wolverpool? Deadvernie? However you want to call it, but this will be the debut of something. That something being Deadpool as Wolverine. A hot book as a novelty, nothing substantial to come of this later on.

And speaking on debuts, there might be one in Iron Fist Living Weapon #11 this week. Thumb through it to see what’s what.

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Spider-Gwen #3 will guest star the Punisher. There are so many variants with this issue. Nice too though. Earth 2 Worlds End #26 has Darkseid winning it all. He’s a bad dude. And have you seen the cover on this one? Darkseid dangling the defeated heroes in the air like dead mice. So awesome. Sticking on topic about covers, the new Nailbiter #11 cover is as disturbing as the number one issue isn’t it? The Punisher #17 cover by Mitch Gerads is awesome too.

The new Puppet Master #1 will have 24 variant covers. Yes that’s 24, not a typo.

Two followups to sold out number one comics come this Wednesday. Blackcross #2 and Citizen of the Galaxy #2. Let’s see if readership keeps in stride and good word comes out that these series are for real.

Here is the long list of number one comics to check out this week; UFOlogy #1, Arkham Manor Engame #1, True Believers Age of Apocalypse #1, True Believers Marvel Zombies #1, Avengers Millennium #1, Sinestro Annual #1, Empire of the Dead Act Three #1, Rick and Morty #1, Gotham Academy Endgame #1 will have a possible introduction here, Poet Anderson Dream Walker #1, Guardians of the Galaxy Best Story Ever #1, No Mercy #1, Hoax Hunters #1, My Little Pony Fiendship is Magic #1 and Looking For Group #1. Wow that’s a lot of number one comics coming out. Better get those reading glasses on.

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Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. If you are here on the notion that you will make money ALL the time, you are in the wrong place. Please do not read this article. Although this article is used as a guide for investments, it’s more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments in this article should be used at the sole discretion and judgment upon the investor, not InvestComics. So please use your own discretion when investing and have fun. Also; Not all comics will be chosen as an InvestComics Hot Pick for a particular week. There will in fact (guaranteed) to be some missed opportunities. The speculator not only has to be accountable forspeculative their gains and loses, but their own research as well. If the speculator is here with the thought that InvestComics will pick every comic that hits, even ones that sells out weeks later or become hot after the weekly article; is mistakenly off. This is in fact an entertainment/speculative site. Bottom line though, we have and always will be the best speculative web site on the planet.

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InvestComics Hot Picks – Top 5 New Comic Picks #3

From: InvestComics Hot Picks #364

 

Every Tuesday/Wednesday! Here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday’s new comic book day.

From this past Sunday’s InvestComics Hot Picks #364.

 
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In NO particular order:

 

Darth_Vader_3_InvestComicsDarth Vader #3 (Marvel) – InvestComics released its InvestComics Hot Picks #364 on its usual Sunday spot. Three days prior to new comic book day. This comic has become the hottest book on the planet. Here’s a quote from Sunday’s InvestComics Hot Picks “Click this link to Darth Vader #3 and get on Ebay right away if you want to be a part of the next hot book in the aftermarket.” There were quite a few copies going for cover price when the article went up. No so much thereafter. Can’t say we didn’t warn you.

Deathstroke #8 (DC) (2012) – This comic had a few copies up for grabs when the Sunday article hit. Now there is only one up on Ebay with a few bids on it. This is the first appearance of Deathstoke’s daddy.

Batman ’66 #21 (DC) – Introduction of Lord Death Man.

Hit 1957 #1 – Good looking read from Boom Studios.

Jem and the Holograms #1 – IDW’s girl power book is garnering some clicks on Ebay. Worth a look, no doubt.

 

 

Invest wisely. Read comics. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

 

 

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Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. If you are here on the notion that you will make money ALL the time, you are in the wrong place. Please do not read this article. Although this article is used as a guide for investments, it’s more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments in this article should be used at the sole discretion and judgment upon the investor, not InvestComics. So please use your own discretion when investing and have fun. Also; Not all comics will be chosen as an InvestComics Hot Pick for a particular week. There will in fact (guaranteed) to be some missed opportunities. The speculator not only has to be accountable forspeculative their gains and loses, but their own research as well. If the speculator is here with the thought that InvestComics will pick every comic that hits, even ones that sells out weeks later or become hot after the weekly article; is mistakenly off. This is in fact an entertainment/speculative site. Bottom line though, we have and always will be the best speculative web site on the planet.

 

What you read is 100% authentic. This material is 100% original content from InvestComics and does not borrow from any article(s) or comic website(s) for its content. Anything you read  from here on any other site that seems similar probably and most likely originated from here.

 

No_Fanboys……And please please lets enjoy the time here. No fanboys please. And if  there are any inaccuracy’s, it’s okay we’re human. Be sure to help us out and correct anything without a fanboy or hater hat on. Reminder: any speculative opinion is and cannot be inaccurate. It’s a guess.

 

 

InvestComics Hot Picks #364

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InvestComics Hot Picks:

New Release Comics on 3/25/15 (And back issues)

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There are so many new speculators coming on board that every once in a while there needs to be a little reminder here on InvestComics as to how this works…..

Just want to urge any new speculators (and veterans too) here to please read the disclaimers that appear in these articles each and every week before proceeding. It’s extremely important in understanding how this weekly modern comic book speculation article works. This is mostly a modern comics speculation article that appears here each and every week. InvestComics will RARELY EVER urge anyone to hold onto a modern book for a profit. We have ALWAYS recommended to hold a Bronze, Silver and or a Golden, but a Modern comic? We want to capitalize as quickly as possible with those. Buy them, bag em’, sell em’. Sometimes this means to take a $20 profit and not a $150 one. It will happen, and that has to be acceptable to the investor. No emotional attachment, just a profit and move along. Get it on the next one. If the investor is inclined to hold onto their comic, there will most likely be a loss. Your portfolio will be in the red and it will get quite frustrating to get out of and into the black. There is absolutely nothing said just now in this paragraph that has not been addressed hundreds of times over the last 10 years InvestComics has been giving away its free speculation advice. We want fans to come here and enjoy themselves first and foremost. That’s always been the main priority. Second priority is to possibly come away with some knowledge you were not aware of when you first arrived here. Third is to possibly turn a profit on some modern books that are recommended here. And the fourth, mostly importantly here is to take that money (besides paying a bill or two – real life stuff) and reinvest in a Bronze, Silver or a Golden Age comic. That is where the true money value is within these articles for 10 years. Again, mentioned over the years here on InvestComics, nothing groundbreaking. That’s it for now on a mini update on how some of this all works.

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Silk, Spider-Gwen, Ms. Marvel, She Hulk, Harley Quinn, Powergirl, Wonder Woman and the list goes on. As previously mentioned on InvestComics recently (and about 6 years ago) the female comic book character is seriously making their indelible mark as of late. That’s a fantastic thing and a long time coming too. No more in the background as a secondary character. No more eye candy for that gratuitous chest shot to sell a comic book. Although the sexy covers are still done, they have diminished a bit. The female comic character’s are in such demand for their own independence that Marvel has the A-Force #1 comic coming out to push the proverbial envelope even further. Not stating any of these moves spell for a successful campaign, but it will call for a successful marketing campaign regarding putting the female character front and center. Whether any of the attempts by either of the big two to push the strong woman as a lead will succeed depends on a simple measure. Good story telling. That’s it. Simple, but it’s the only way fans will truly pay attention to any of the movement here. Must have a compelling story. If not, it will fail. Great artwork (eye appeal) will take you so far. The artwork is the initial marketing ploy to draw the consumer eye in. Once in, there must be substance there to sustain the consumer to “stick around”. If the consumer does not connect the dots, the campaign fails. So next time you see that hot comic with “so-so” artwork going (in your opinion), realize that it’s the guts of that book (the writer) driving it home along with the artist. It’s the artist that is solidifying the writers thoughts and impacting the flow of the great story. So in essence the “team” works in tandem and a great book is born. This is all free marketing advice that most pay for in college or through other sources, but for you today….free (thanks Raf for that “free” usage line). So why all of this marketing and female character talk you ask? Well, there could be one of the hottest possible Star_Wars_Droids_2_InvestComicsspeculation comics on the planet coming out this week, so you better be on top of this one. Click this link to Darth Vader #3 and get on Ebay right away if you want to be a part of the next hot book in the aftermarket. Of course your local comic shop will probably have copies, but not for long! So best to click and buy now. The reason to seriously consider getting this comic is for a couple of reasons. The first reason is because of the introduction of a new female character named Aphra. The second is because this is the very first introduction of a any new Star Wars characters within the Marvel Universe since around 1986 when they were introducing a bunch of Droids in Star Wars Droids #2. The art and cover work features John Romita Sr. at the helm for the first five issues. That’s just way too cool isn’t it? Darth Vader #3 will probably be a big aftermarket comic because speculators will not know where Aphra will end up. Will she ever get her own title? Will she be such an in-depth character that fans will demand more? Will she be featured in one of the new Star Wars films? Maybe none of this comes to fruition. This is where most speculators get caught. In the middle. Do I sell now? Do I take a profit? What if the book goes up another $100? The simple answer, who cares? Get your profit (of your choosing) and get out. If you are so inclined to worry about getting the top dollar, buy two copies then. Stash away one and sell the other. But, by doing things like this you run a HUGE risk of having too much inventory, thus creating a negative within your portfolio over time due to the unbalance of the two sides. Too much inventory equates to loss of profit if it supersedes your sell off point of one comic. So in laments terms; If you have a Star Wars #1 variant and sold it for $250, but you have another 20 copies you spent $35 for sitting in inventory, you are actually -$450. You must now hope that the market stays hot (which it mostly does for a very short time). The numbers here are purely made up, the same goes if you buy even two variant comics at a high price or 100 or 50, etc. Sell those variants of hot modern books when you feel they are peeked. An amazing tool coming soon to help speculators with this and it’s called CMV. InvestComics has seen the inner working’s/backend of this glorious comic book speculation tool and it’s a game changer. We are working closely with CMV to be a one and one tandem so that the speculator will have a lot of knowledge within their grasp between the both sites. More on this coming, but for now check out CMV and you will see exactly what the market is doing on certain books. Now back to Darth Vader #3! A great comic to speculate on this week and is easily the top pick in this InvestComics Hot Pick article by far.

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One of InvestComics’ favorite characters since the inception of the magazine/site has been Deathstroke. We recommended the first appearance of Deathstroke when it was only about $20 at one time. We love the character and as we so often say around here, Teen Titans #2 (1980) is still in buy mode. However, this week Deathstroke seems to have some daddy issues. Check out Deathstroke #6 as his badas* looking dad comes into the mix. Slade’s father first appeared in the previous Deathstroke series; Deathstroke #8 (2012).

Batman ’66 #21 will introduce “Lord Death Man”. This might be a good pick up if you like introductions.

A couple of odd number one comics coming this Wednesday to check out. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #1 is based on the world famous Disney ride. A comic based on a Disney ride. Yes you heard that right. Some very nice variants too with this one. Click the link, check them out. And Miami Vice Remix #1 from awesome writer Joe Casey. Based on the super hot Miami Vice television series from the 80’s. Two different comics with a lot of fun attached to them probably.

The rest of the number one comics to definitely check out this week are; the confusion of Multiversity Ultra Comics #1 and what is going on with anything pertaining to Multiversity. This number one issue is “groundbreaking” we think in a way we have no way of explaining or knowing why. Extremely confusing, but worth a mention for others to weigh in and help others out! Hit 1957 #1 from Boom Studios looks like an interesting read if you like crime stories. More girl power this week with IDW’s Jem and the Holograms #1. Written by Kelly Thompson. Might be her first comic series series work. A new team based comic from Dark Horse; Pastaways #1 by fantastic creators Matt Kindt and Scott Kolins is worth a look. Bryan J. L. Glass and Michael Avon Oeming team up once again for their latest Mice Templar offering; Mice Templar Nights End #1. We Can Never Go Home #1 from Black Mask Comics looks like a good read.

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Squarriors #1 showed a lot of interest with fans. Now lets see if Squarriors #2 sustains that interest with readers.

Two sold out comics this week that will amount to nothing more than a novelty item years from now Batman and Robin #40 and Justice League Dark #40, but can be profited on IF, IF, IF one can pull this off. A few things here. A few fans said a couple of weeks ago, how do you get a premier artist like recording artist Prince to sign a comic book? How can you suggest that? The book referred to was the Batgirl Purple Rain DC movie variant. Their were other movie variants also mentioned, but this was one of the few comments sent out regarding this particular book. Here’s the thing. InvestComics suggested that IF one can SOMEHOW pull this off, maybe never, but SOMEHOW pull ANY of these movie variant covers off that we suggest, then kudos to you!! It’s all based on the fun of actually trying to get this done somehow. We never said to go to your local comic convention and get Keenu Reeves to sign your Speed variant cover. We understand he is not readily available to sign a comic book, so please do take these fun suggestions and roll with it. Do not take these in the literal sense. One more thing. A sold out comic DOES NOT equate to automatic money. Walking Dead sells out each and every month, doesn’t mean anything. Too many times, fans are under the assumption that if a book sells out, it’s worth money and a flip can ensue. Not always the case. The flip happens when demand exceeds supply or when demand wants to hoard more copies. A sold out comic means nothing in the aftermarket if there is no substance. Will you pay $600 for a Star Wars #1 variant right now? Why not? It’s sold out right? Yes sold out and plenty of copies to go around. Plus more importantly, nothing of interest for the speculator to hold onto regarding that comic on the inside. A first appearance? A death? A possible movie character? A hot new artist? Writer? None of the above here. What you do have is a good read. That in itself should be good enough. It’s ultimately up to the individual (as always) to determine what sold out comic is worth pursuing and capitalizing on. Get the book on Ebay right away and take profits on moderns. That’s some of the best advice InvestComics can offer you. If you love, you will lose. This is why tradepaper backs were created. Read those, love those.

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Now back to the DC movie variants this week. Get a hold of Daniel Radcliffe or Ralph Fiennes or any of the other major players in the Harry Potter movie to sign your Batman and Robin #40 book. Be sure to have that witness and get it graded. This is the only way you’ll have that one of a kind awesome comic. If you happen to run into Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin or Genna Davis, have them sign your Justice League Dark #40 comic. Same here applies; witness/graded. Michael has been a round some shows over the years so maybe that signature is feasible? Nah! Still a hard get. But fun to try!

 

Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. If you are here on the notion that you will make money ALL the time, you are in the wrong place. Please do not read this article. Although this article is used as a guide for investments, it’s more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments in this article should be used at the sole discretion and judgment upon the investor, not InvestComics. So please use your own discretion when investing and have fun. Also; Not all comics will be chosen as an InvestComics Hot Pick for a particular week. There will in fact (guaranteed) to be some missed opportunities. The speculator not only has to be accountable forspeculative their gains and loses, but their own research as well. If the speculator is here with the thought that InvestComics will pick every comic that hits, even ones that sells out weeks later or become hot after the weekly article; is mistakenly off. This is in fact an entertainment/speculative site. Bottom line though, we have and always will be the best speculative web site on the planet.

What you read is 100% authentic. This material is 100% original content from InvestComics and does not borrow from any article(s) or comic website(s) for its content. Anything you read  from here on any other site that seems similar probably and most likely originated from here.

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InvestComics Hot Picks – Top 5 New Comic Picks #2

From: InvestComics Hot Picks #363

 

Every Tuesday/Wednesday! Here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday’s new comic book day.

From this past Sunday’s InvestComics Hot Picks #363.

 

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In NO particular order:

Chrononauts #1 (Image Comics) – Check out the new offering from Mark Millar. We all know what happens when Mark writes something. Lots of variants to choose from here.

 

Hulk #13 (Marvel Comics) – Deadpool appearance. Look for aftermarket prices to jump a bit here once officially announced it’s sold out.

 

Silk #2 (Marvel Comics) – Silk’s origin will be touched on in this issue. What’s up with the Hydra ties? Great stuff. And check out the variants to this issue! Click that link…

 

Amazing Spider-Man ##663 (Marvel Comics – 2011) – The first appearance of the Wraith. The female character has finally gotten some nice traction within the Marvel universe. Does this first appearance stand to follow because of the new Spiral story line in the Spidey books?

 

Rise Comics Against Bullying #1 (Northwest Press) – Buy this comic book this week. Read this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks to get a briefing on why.

 

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Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. If you are here on the notion that you will make money ALL the time, you are in the wrong place. Please do not read this article. Although this article is used as a guide for investments, it’s more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments in this article should be used at the sole discretion and judgment upon the investor, not InvestComics. So please use your own discretion when investing and have fun. Also; Not all comics will be chosen as an InvestComics Hot Pick for a particular week. There will in fact (guaranteed) to be some missed opportunities. The speculator not only has to be accountable forspeculative their gains and loses, but their own research as well. If the speculator is here with the thought that InvestComics will pick every comic that hits, even ones that sells out weeks later or become hot after the weekly article; is mistakenly off. This is in fact an entertainment/speculative site. Bottom line though, we have and always will be the best speculative web site on the planet.

What you read is 100% authentic. This material is 100% original content from InvestComics and does not borrow from any article(s) or comic website(s) for its content. Anything you read  from here on any other site that seems similar probably and most likely originated from here.

No_Fanboys……And please please lets enjoy the time here. No fanboys please. And if  there are any inaccuracy’s, it’s okay we’re human. Be sure to help us out and correct anything without a fanboy or hater hat on. Reminder: any speculative opinion is and cannot be inaccurate. It’s a guess.

 

 

 

Diamond Top Products February 2015

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Diamond Announces Top Products For February 2015

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (March 13, 2015) —The mysteries surrounding Sarah and her clones from the hit BBC America series Orphan Black deepen in IDW Publishing’s Orphan Black #1, written by series co-creator John Fawcett and arriving in shops in advance of the third season premiere, the best-selling comic book of February 2015 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics had seven comics in the top ten, led by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca’s Darth Vader #1 at #2, and was February’s top publisher with a 38.44% dollar share and a 39.33% unit share. DC Entertainment, with Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman #39 as their top comic at #5, had a 25.91% dollar share and a 28.15% unit share. Image Comics was third for the month with a 10.51% dollar share and a 10.61% unit share. IDW Publishing came in fourth with a 5.57% dollar share and 8.06% unit share. In fifth was Dark Horse Comics with a 3.48% dollar share and a 2.66% unit share.

DC Entertainment’s Superman: Earth One Volume 3, the latest volume in J. Michael Straczynski’s series of original graphic novels, was February’s best-selling graphic novel. Image Comics had seven graphic novels among the top ten, led by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s Sex Criminals Volume 2: Two Worlds One Cop at #2. Marvel Comics rounded out the top ten with two titles, led by G. Willow Wilson’s Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal at #8.

Sanctum Publishing’s The Shadow Double Novel Volume 92 was February’s best-selling book. Also among the top ten was Dark Horse Comics; Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia ranked #3 for the month.

Diamond Select Toys’ Marvel Select: Ultron Action Figure, based on the long-time Avengers foe, was February’s best-selling toy product. DC Collectibles had four products in the top ten, led by the DC Comics Bombshells: Hawkgirl Statue, based on Ant Lucia’s artwork, at #2.

WizKids/NECA’s DC HeroClix: Justice League: Trinity War Booster Brick, an expansion for the best-selling miniatures game, was February’s best-selling gaming product. Also among the top ten was Diamond Select Toys; their Jay & Silent Bob Monopoly, a custom edition of the venerable board game based on Kevin Smith’s films, ranked #2.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

 

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

38.44%

39.33%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

25.91%

28.15%

IMAGE COMICS

10.51%

10.61%

IDW PUBLISHING

5.57%

8.06%

DARK HORSE COMICS

3.48%

2.66%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.63%

2.38%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.12%

2.12%

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD

0.95%

0.18%

VIZ MEDIA

0.89%

0.32%

AVATAR PRESS INC

0.85%

0.64%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

8.64%

5.54%

 

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

 

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

DC COMICS

94

26

1

121

MARVEL COMICS

79

28

0

107

IMAGE COMICS

61

15

0

76

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

34

6

0

40

BOOM ENTERTAINMENT

33

6

0

39

DARK HORSE COMICS

27

9

0

36

IDW PUBLISHING

23

8

0

31

VIZ LLC

0

25

0

25

AVATAR PRESS INC

8

2

1

11

EAGLEMOSS

0

0

10

10

OTHER NON-TOP 10

99

96

26

221

 

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 

DOLLARS

UNITS

FEBRUARY 2015 VS. JANUARY 2014

COMICS

3.22%

6.42%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-18.17%

-17.23%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-3.56%

4.53%

FEBRUARY 2015 VS. FEBRUARY 2014

COMICS

20.42%

22.14%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

0.08%

-12.28%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

14.17%

19.18%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2015 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2014

COMICS

15.20%

15.76%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

8.64%

-0.34%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

13.20%

14.43%

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

ORPHAN BLACK #1

$3.99

DEC140468-M IDW

2

DARTH VADER #1

$4.99

DEC140792-M MAR

3

SPIDER-GWEN #1

$3.99

DEC140832-M MAR

4

STAR WARS #2

$3.99

DEC140806-M MAR

5

BATMAN #39

$3.99

DEC140325-M DC

6

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14

$3.99

DEC140845-M MAR

7

DARTH VADER #2

$3.99

DEC140803-M MAR

8

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15

$3.99

DEC140849-M MAR

9

SILK #1

$3.99

DEC140837-M MAR

10

JUSTICE LEAGUE #39

$3.99

DEC140263-M DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOLUME 3 HC

$22.99

OCT140340 DC

2

SEX CRIMINALS VOLUME 2: TWO WORLDS ONE COP TP (MR)

$14.99

OCT140654 IMA

3

THE FADE-OUT VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

DEC140664 IMA

4

SAGA VOLUME 4 TP (MR)

$14.99

OCT140644 IMA

5

CHEW VOLUME 9: CHICKEN TENDERS TP (MR)

$14.99

DEC140632 IMA

6

TREES VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$14.99

DEC140696 IMA

7

THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 11 HC (MR)

$34.99

DEC140703 IMA

8

MS. MARVEL VOLUME 1: NO NORMAL TP

$15.99

JUN140725 MAR

9

SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

AUG120491 IMA

10

KICK-ASS 3 TP (MR)

$24.99

DEC140939 MAR

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 92 SC

$14.95

DEC141899 SAN

2

NEIL GAIMAN & DAVE MCKEAN: CRAZY HAIR SC

$6.99

DEC141894 HAR

3

LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA HC

$34.99

SEP120055 DAR

4

STREET FIGHTER: WORLD WARRIOR ENCYCLOPEDIA HC

$34.99

DEC141695 UDO

5

DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 79 SC

$14.95

NOV141853 SAN

6

MODERN MASTERS VOLUME 30: PAOLO RIVERA SC

$15.95

NOV141664 TWO

7

NEIL GAIMAN: TRIGGER WARNING HC

$26.99

DEC141895 HAR

8

DC COMICS VISUAL HISTORY HC

$50.00

DEC141865 DK

9

EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF BETTIE PAGE SC (MR)

$19.99

DEC141862 BIN

10

MARVEL COMICS IN THE 1980S SC

$27.95

SEP141665 TWO

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

MARVEL SELECT: ULTRON ACTION FIGURE MAR121603 DST

2

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: HAWKGIRL STATUE AUG140386 DC

3

MARVELL JUBILEE BISHOUJO STATUE AUG142464 KOT

4

DC COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI: HARLEY QUINN FIGURE AUG148399 SQU

5

DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: NIGHTWING ACTION FIGURE NOV140358 DC

6

DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS: HARLEY QUINN 2ND EDITION BUST JUN140318 DC

7

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2l SPIDER-MAN MAF EX DELUXE FIGURE FEB148328 MED

8

BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS SERIES 1: BATMAN FIGURE JUN130307 DC

9

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: ELECTRONIC DANCING BABY GROOT SEP148110 KID

10

SOFT SPOTS: PORTABLE PUPPY PLAYSET APR148308 ACT

TOP 10 GAMES

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DC HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUEL TRINITY WAR BOOSTER BRICK DEC142573 NEC

2

JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK MONOPOLY DEC142209 DST

3

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: FATE REFORGED BOOSTER PACKS JAN152654 WIZ

4

DC HEROCLIX WAR OF LIGHT GRAVITY PACKS DEC142579 NEC

5

DC HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUE: TRINITY WAR GRAVITY PACKS DEC142576 NEC

6

RISK: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION OCT128267 USA

7

DC HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUE: TRINITY WAR BOOSTER PROMO DEC142574 NEC

8

DC HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUE: TRINITY WAR FAST FORCES 6-PACK DEC142577 NEC

9

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: FATE REFORGED FAT PACK JAN152656 WIZ

10

MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION OCT128266 USA

 

How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world. Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty retailers may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

Diamond_logoThe New Titles Count Chart includes all titles that were invoiced by Diamond to retailers for the first time during the month and is not the official solicited title count for the month. Variant edition comic books and graphic novels at the same price point count as a single SKU. Variant edition comic books, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at different price points count as separate SKUs for each edition.

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InvestComics was at the London Super Comic Con yesterday. The UK Correspondence team of Giles Hargraves and Jamie Wright covered a lot. Check out the awesome duo in the picture. Go talk to them on Facebook; InvestComics: Investing in Comic books 101 (IC Poet Soiety) about the show and comic books.

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There are so many new comics to check out this week. There are thirteen number one issues coming this Wednesday!

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One of the standouts is Image Comics’ Chrononauts #1. The new release coming Wednesday will be accompanied by 6 variants at last count. Expect sellouts across the board here. The story does seem compelling here, but another compelling reason we see such interest is because Mark Millar is attached here. Fans love Millar. Speculators love him too, but to a certain degree. With Mark’s track record of comics going straight to theaters, speculators haven’t really felt the love in the aftermarket. Yes initially they have, but long term, no way.Will Chrononauts #1 follow this route of long standing Mark Millar books going to the big screen? Who knows really? Millar’s Nemesis comic from a few years back was one of the last comics that caught the interest of Hollywood, but hasn’t come to fruition just yet. If Nemesis ever does make it to the theaters, it might be more of the same as far as the aftermarket goes. On the flip side of that coin though Nemesis would be the first solo type character to come out of the Millar camp onto the big screen. Maybe that would account for something stronger for the collector as long term is concerned. Maybe not, but for this week we have Chrononauts #1 and that cool Fiona Staples variant.

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Here are the rest of the number one Image Comics that need to be on your radar this week. Invisible Republic #1, Red One #1 (not many on Ebay right now) and Manhattan Projects Sun Beyond The Stars #1.

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And here are the rest of the number one issues from the independent circuit to check out; Fly Outbreak #1 from IDW, Frankenstein Underground #1 will be written by Mike Mignola, a funny tale from Antarctic Press called Furry Tails #1, Boom Studios; Giant Days #1, and another from Antarctic Press called Tales From The Creep #1.

Looks like Marvel will finally put Spider-Verse to bed. No mention in the Spider-Man solicit, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t another big storyline behind it. Here comes “Spiral” and it seems like like Yuri Watanabe will be one of the main characters in Spiral. Yuri is better known as the Wraith. Yuri first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #600 (2009), then she first appeared as the Wraith in Amazing Spider-Man ##663 (2011). With the Wraith, it makes for another possible strong female character within the comic book world to squeeze in……Which leads me to Silk #2. Regular readers here already know that we love Silk at InvestComics. We think there is upside for her for years to come. Maybe not exploding so much now, but down the road Silk will be a strong character. A character with substance, a rich past (we’ll learn) and overall appeal. And speaking of a past, Silk #2 will give us a bit more into her origin. Issue number two will be an important comic in your collection if you’re on the InvestComics/Silk train. An appealing pick up for the sake that readers are getting to learn her possible ties to Hydra and origin, which is adding even more to Silk’s lure. Be sure to click the link and check out the variants on Ebay. Very nice.

The Marvel Star Wars excitement continues this week with Princess Leia #2. As mentioned in a previous article, the princess is flying solo and never really has before. Therefore, the speculators have to be on alert as to any possible unannounced introductions within this series.

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Hulk #13 features an appearance by Deadpool. Expect a sold out comic before too long. Eye candy cover helps here too.

It’s been a while since a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle book made its way onto the InvestComics Hot Picks. Well wait no more! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44 will have the demise of a regular player in the TMNT family. Who will we mourn?

Darksied will go toe to toe with Powergirl in Earth 2 Worlds End #24. That cover, wow. That will be a fun read. Superman will show a side we rarely see in Superman #39. More good reading.

Half of the current creative team of Batgirl gets together for Batgirl Endgame #1. The Jokerized mob makes their move toward Batgirl. This should get good.

Back in 1973 DC released an unusual comic called Strange Sports Stories #1 (1973). Fast forward to 2015 and we get today’s version of Strange Sports Stories #1, but this time DC releases the title on the Vertigo imprint. This makes for an attractive read. Also, if you’re a wrestling fan, CM Punk writes his second comic book story ever in these pages. His first was mentioned a few articles ago. There are others getting their first crack at a story as well in here. It’s the 2015 version of DC’s New Talent Showcase. Ahh, brought you back right? Be sure to click this red link if you have no idea what DC’s New Talent showcase is. Fun times those books were.

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I do have a point as to why I am about to talk about something. So either stay with me (which I hope you do) or not……

I’m about to get a bit personal about a topic I know all too well. I don’t or never wanted to, but I do. If you have children, then read on. If you don’t and are full of anger, then read on. If I can make at least ONE young person understand and seek help or enlighten them in some way, then I will have accomplished more than these Hot Picks in the last 10 years will ever do for me. Solace.

Bullying unfortunately exist within our society and is only recognized more so now than ever before because of the social media and vast coverage it can get. It has existed since I was a boy in elementary school and way before then too. The feeling of loneliness/emptiness is sometimes too immense for kids and or teenagers to handle, so they take measures into their own hands they only know how and they take their own life so that the pain will go away. It happens far too often and it truly needs to stop. Bullying comes in all different ways. It’s become a mainstay on the internet where insecure people hide behind a computer and spew out hatred, negativity, prejudice, and a host of other words that are not coming to mind right now. Too many times even on the InvestComics social media I see opinions that are too strong willed to the point that no one is listening and everyone is shouting. There are bully’s on InvestComics social media that simply do not like InvestComics, which is fine, but to take time to insult or deliver hateful things is a sickness. Not liking something and following it for a simple reason of delivering hatred is not healthy. But unfortunately this exist. It’s another form of bullying and there are so many different variations that one must always be vigilant regarding their children (if you have any) especially. Please be aware and listen to your children if they are sending signals to you that there could be a possible issue at school or at work or anywhere. It’s extremely vital we stay on top of it because your child might be asking for help, but simply does not know how to express it. We all lead busy lives, but stay in tune with your children. You are their link to their future and they depend on you. It truly pains me when I hear of teenager taking their life over a Twitter war, or I see a senseless violent video of some kid getting picked on or beat up. It’s simply not necessary in my opinion. Fight back you say? Sure in an age where a gun is so accessible. Where violence is the norm and is promoted daily. Regardless of how much I may teach my children that violence is not the answer, there is some 11 year old playing Grand Theft Auto thinking it’s okay to shoot at people randomly because he is not being taught otherwise. So how do you teach your children to stay firm and stick up for themselves when an 11 year old has access to daddy’s gun and just got beat up by MY son? Well, to be honest I’m not sure, but there is help if you need guidance (see links below). Advocating to avoid conflict is the first priority. After that, alertness and parenting skills need to be ears up. Please seek help or talk to anyone regarding an issue you might be going through or maybe your child is going through.

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Bullying_InvestComics Rise_Comics_Against_Bullying_1_InvestComicsA few months back in January, the InvestComics Hot Picks #353 touched on an anti-bullying comic Marvel released; Avengers No More Bullying #1. InvestComics was to put forth an anti-bullying campaign, but had a minor setback. We are still going to forge ahead, but for now we want to focus your attention on Northwest Press’ Rise Comics Against Bullying #1. Buy this comic book and read it with the family, with your kids. Pass it along or recommend someone else to buy it. Proceeds will go to organizations such as GLAAD, Stand For The Silent and Prism Comics. Please take the time to support each one of these non profit organizations. They put out a tremendous amount of work to get the word out. The InvestComics team thanks you.

Divinity #2 and Secret Identities #2 both showed great sales with their respective number one issues. Check out the second
issue to see if you may stay on board. InvestComics like the new team book Secret Identities a lot.

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Last week, the VP of InvestComics Rafael Rosario and I were talking about how great the Moon Knight character is. InvestComics has recommended Werewolf by Night #32 throughout the years (about $500+ ago and 10 years ago). And we STILL recommend the first appearance. Buy it. Buy it. Oh yeah, so Moon Knight #13 starts a new arc this week. Buy it because Moon Knight is cool, the read is cool and you are cool.

So those DC movie variants are still coming. Best way to monetize and have a very unique product is simple. Get the Fugitive Batman Superman #20 cover signed by Harrison Ford/Tommy Lee Jones and grade it. The Lost Boys Teen Titans #8 variant, get that one signed by Kiefer Sutherland and graded. Feldman too if you feel like it, but Kiefer is the prize here. And get Batgirl #40 signed/graded by Prince. Batgirl #40 signed by Prince? Yes I’ll take one of those.

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Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

 

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Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. If you are here on the notion that you will make money ALL the time, you are in the wrong place. Please do not read this article. Although this article is used as a guide for investments, it’s more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments in this article should be used at the sole discretion and judgment upon the investor, not InvestComics. So please use your own discretion when investing and have fun. Also; Not all comics will be chosen as an InvestComics Hot Pick for a particular week. There will in fact (guaranteed) to be some missed opportunities. The speculator not only has to be accountable forspeculative their gains and loses, but their own research as well. If the speculator is here with the thought that InvestComics will pick every comic that hits, even ones that sells out weeks later or become hot after the weekly article; is mistakenly off. This is in fact an entertainment/speculative site. Bottom line though, we have and always will be the best speculative web site on the planet.

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Valiant Checklist

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With the recent announcement that Valiant of all properties will be adapted for TV and Movies through an expansive, connected universe here are the issues I recommend.  I am not including many of the gold issues simply because they have continued to demand decent money even before the announcement.  Be aware that many of the first issues from these series have gold variants some of which are flat gold while others are embossed.

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Archer & Armstrong #0, Archer & Armstrong #8

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Despite a huge print run this comic is the first appearance of one of the best series  Valiant has ever offered.  Get a CGC 9.8 and you will still make some decent money.  Even the new series from Valiant is a great read and some of those issues ( including 0, first One Percent ) are worth a look.

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Issue 8 is a flip book and features the first appearance of Ivar the Timewalker.

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Magnus Robot Fighter #5

Magnus Robot Fighter #7 

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We already know of the pink, issue 12 ( first Turok ) and issue 1 hold value but there are others. Oh and make sure the coupons are in tact or the value is diminished.

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Issue 5 is the first Rai, a Valiant original.

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Issue 7 features a variation on the XO armor.

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Issue 57 has an interior page error. The first interior page features an ad for Conjure Magazine which is out of order.

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Issue 64 is rare due to a low print run. You will find that many of the last issues from Valiant properties are quite rare.

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Eternal Warrior #4

Eternal Warrior #8

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Issue 4 features the first appearance of Bloodshot.

Issue 8 (see Ivar above!)

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The Visitor VS. the Valiant Universe #1 & #2

These cover prices make these issues extremely hard to come by. Remember $2.95 is common and worth nothing. Other series like Turok also have $2.50 cover variants. Technically they are newsstand pricing issues and are scarce.

X-O Manowar #1,

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X-O Manowar #15 (pink)

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Issue 1 features the first XO armor.

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Issue 4 is the first Jack Boniface/Shadowman

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Issue 15 has a pink logo variant

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Bloodshot 6 & Bloodshot #7 (first Ninjak and first in costume)

Bloodshot #30Bloodshot #31, Bloodshot #32, Bloodshot #51 (2.50 cover price variants)

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There aren’t many issues from the Bloodshot series that are worth a look but there is a Platinum error for issue 0 that might just be the rarest Valiant title out there!

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Solar Man of the Atom #3

Solar Man of the Atom #10 & #10b

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Solar 3 features the first Harada, a major antagonist in the Valiant universe.

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Issue 10 and 10 b are well known but still make the list as they feature the first appearance of the Eternal Warrior

Note: 10b is a second print and has a roman numeral 2 in black on the cover.

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Harbinger #10

Even though issues 1-6 are all tough to find and coveted by collectors they are well known because of rarity and quality. Other than issue 41 (last issue) issue 10 is the only other comic from the series I can recommend. Even though H.A.R.D. Corps was a fair comic to say the least it would make an excellent movie in this writer’s opinion and it is going to be cheap no matter where you find it.

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Rai #1-5

Rai #9  (Gold)

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Rai is the first original  character that Valiant created. Issues 1-5 are rare especially 4.

The only gold issue on my list is issue 9 of this series because it’s often forgotten as it marks a less than stellar new direction for the title

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The Destroyer #0 (2.50 cover)

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H.A.R.D. Corps #5 (comic defense variant)

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Predator vs Magnus Robot Fighter TPB

This TPB is about as rare as they come. The regular two issues are worth zip but this one is a prize for any Valiant collector.

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Shadowman #8 & Shadowman #43

Issue 8 (First Master Darque)

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Issue 43 is the last issue and is rare

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Hot Picks – Top 5 #1

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InvestComics Hot Picks – Top 5 New Comic Picks #1

From: InvestComics Hot Picks #362

First installment and every Tuesday/Wednesday from here on out. Here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday’s new comic book day.

From this past Sunday’s InvestComics Hot Picks #362. Click on any of the RED links in this article to buy/bid on the comics directly from Ebay.

In NO particular order:

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InvestComics Hot Pick of the Week

Detective Comics Endgame #1 (DC Comics) – A bunch of teenagers group up to beat up some bad guys that have been Jokerized. Sounds like a fun comic book and maybe an introduction to a new team? Only a few copies on Ebay right now.

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Southern Cross #1 (Image Comics) – This Image Comics title will go to a second print sooner than later, be sure to get your first print now if you like……well first printings. Not many copies on Ebay on this one.

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Ninjak #1 (Valiant) InvestComics HOT PICK of The Week – With the recent news of Valiant signing a deal to make movies, be it live action or animation, look for the rise of Valiant comics from the past to present to make their move once again. A’la the 1990’s all over again. And boy oh boy is that ComicsPro cover a hot one on this this comic already. Click the RED link and BUY/BID on it now before it goes to a place that is simply out of possible reach.

Batman Arkham Knight #1 (DC Comics) – The Gary Frank variant is sold out and it’s a beauty. Lots of bids on the variant here on Ebay.

Spawn Resurrection #1 (Image Comics) – A new Spawn series with a Todd McFarlane variant. Spawn fans likey.

 

Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

 

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InvestComics Hot Picks #362

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 3/11/15

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Howard_the_Duck_1_InvestComicsSo what makes Detective Comics Endgame #1 more of a standout than Howard the Duck #1 this week? Why even compare them really? No reason, just because. Well maybe because Marvel is pushing this C list character down our throats with ten variants at last count? And the Detective book has one awesome regular cover. Of course the comic book collecting life isn’t all about cover though, right? It is in fact though the first appealing thing one sees, so the marketing must captivate the eye and sell it first. Make that person WANT to pick up that comic. So I ask the question, one sees all bazillion of the Howard the Duck #1 variants and then one sees the Detective Comics Endgame #1 sitting on the shelf. Besides your shop having your books displayed in alphabetical order, in which the first book you probably will see is the Batman book, which would you be so inclined to pick up and thumb through first? Maybe some do pick up the Howard book first, but the majority will probably gravitate towards that awesome Rafael Albuquerque cover for Detective Comics Endgame #1. Well that’s all about the outside, what about the inside? One book is about a Private Investigator that is a umm….a duck and the other is about a new group of teenagers kicking some as* in Gotham to save it from being overrun by Jokerized victims. Maybe you still like the Howard book. The Howard book will be a fun read though, so get it for at least that reason! Both are cool. So don’t get all hurt that I’m not that high on the Howard book. Speculation = opinion.

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Not that owning the Fear #19 (1976) book (first appearance of Howard the Duck) is a bad thing, but if you’re in the market to buy a good first appearance for $250 or $500 dollars, there are other books to seriously consider. Ask yourself this. Would Disney really want to jeopardize/replace the lure of Donald Duck with a wise cracking, cigar smoking duck? I highly doubt they want to throw Howard in our faces as the duck to really remember and constantly have questions from children to adults saying, “Is that Donald Duck?”. Um no. Disney would not want this. Why do you think there is no real talk about a cartoon or a movie pertaining to Howard? For this reason. Too close to Donald. Maybe someday Disney will bite the bullet and release a Howard cartoon or movie, but as for right now it’s not happening. Maybe a Howard the Duck comic book is a feeler to see what sort of attention it gets? Then maybe we’ll get some real news of something? This speculator doesn’t think we’ll see anything for some time. The Donald lure is way more important to Disney right now than destroying the very fabric of Disneyland or anything pertaining to Donald with people constantly mistaking Donald for Howard. By Avengers_196_InvestComicscomparison, will we ever see a nasty mouse character created within the Marvel U that looks very similar to the Big Mouse with an attitude and possible cigar? The short answer is no. Howard will stay where he is right now and Disney is very content with that. Buy Detective Comics Endgame #1, looks like a winner. (Not that many floating on Ebay right now. Click the link and get yours if you want it!). Story sounds good, good creative team, possible intro to a new team and that cover……

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Instead of paying so much for a Fear #19 comic, why not check out who Ant-Man is dealing with in Ant-Man #3. Although Taskmaster is not in comparison to Howard as far as notability and pricing as far as first appearances go, his (cameo) in Avengers #195 from 1980 is a nice book. Recommended by InvestComics a few years ago when it was a $7 book, it has since climbed into a decent area and is still very affordable at this point. His first “full appearance” is in Avengers #196. Rumors surround Taskmaster as a possible movie appearance from time to time as does the possible breakout ability he has as well. Nothing of either end really….yet? Either way, InvestComics is still high on this comic after years of recommending it. Be sure to click the RED link to bounce over to Ebay (it’ll open in a new window, leaving your page right here!) to throw a bid down or a buy it now. A George Perez book with upside here. Be forewarned, various grades and pricing on Ebay for Avengers #195 are very sporadic.

Bloodshot_6_InvestComics Ninjak_1_InvestComicsDepending on how long you’ve been a speculator, you will remember the Valiant comics craze. Ask a seasoned veteran about the ridiculous Valiant pricing at one time and listen to how many people lost a tremendous amount of money in these books. Now flash to 2015 and you will see that the speculator just ain’t going for that again! Many new Valiant comics have gotten a new life (relaunched) on the label, but the back issue market for these books from which these characters first appeared have done nil. So with that, Ninjak #1 will reappear in his own title. Ninjak first appeared in Bloodshot #6 back in 1993. If you click the red link here, that Bloodshot #6 (see the red link again!) can be yours, a NM for only $1.79. My my, how times have changed.

As there is most weeks, there is always an Image Comic to keep an eye out on. This week it’s Southern Cross #1. (Only 10 of these now on Ebay with a couple of variants). An interesting story with only one variant cover to show for. The variant is from Tula Lotay. She’s been around a couple of years, but is making her presence known. Watch for this newbie as she comes up the ranks with the Babs Tarr’s, Stacey Lee’s, Fiona Staples‘ of the world. Notice a trend here? Just saying. And very awesome.

Arkham_Knight_1.InvestComicsA video game adaptation comics really surmount to much within the aftermarket, but they are still great nonetheless. Check out the new Batman Arkham Knight #1 as it leads up to the new video game release. The Gary Frank variant is sold out already. It is a beauty too! Get it on Ebay right now if you want! That Red Link! Helping everyone out here!

The Disney spiteful demise of the Fantastic Four comic is almost here. The next to last issue promises lots of cool things. Fantastic Four #644; the end is near.

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Spider-Gwen will continue her “torrid” pace of popularity this week. Will number two sell out too? How long will the madness for Edge of Spider-Verse #2 continue for? (Insert sarcasm here) Only 230 listings at the present moment. Will Spider-Gwen be the next Harley? Will she be the Howard the Duck? Time will tell! And speaking of Spider-Verse, Amazing Spider-Man #16 name drops Spider-Verse within its solicit this week. Anything going to pop up here?Will Marvel ever let Spider-Verse go already? Spidey also has Amazing Spider-Man Special #1 coming out. Cool read here, nice Adam Kubert variant and who knows what can pop up here too?

Check out the pages of Ms. Marvel #13, may have an intro. Cool book anyways.

A few number one issues to definitely check out this week. Surface #1 from Image Comics. Spawn fans rejoice, Spawn Resurrection #1 will not only be a new beginning, but a Todd McFarlane variant will come along for the ride. The wildly successful Sixth Gun will begin anew with Sixth Gun Dust to Dust #1. Creator Cullen Bunn of this series also has another book coming this week; Hellbreak #1. Great stuff here. Bill and Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1 from Boom Studios is a fun book. Bill and Ted originally made their comic book debut in 1989’s Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Movie Adaptation #1 from DC Comics.

Postal #2 from Image hits this week with a very cool variant. Postal #1 showed some nice sales. Will the series pick up some more steam?

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SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for March 11 2015

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for March 11 2015

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Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
This article lets you know what retailers did NOT order enough of and/or what books publishers are confident demand will continue on. This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

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This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!

It is very common that if a Marvel or DC comic gets any hype it can sell a 1,000 copies in a day easily!

So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled the week BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

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ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie #665 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $3.99 – 22 copies
Archie #665 (Sanford Greene Variant Cover), $3.99 – 123 copies

BOOM! STUDIOS
Bill And Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Felipe Smith), $3.99 – 562 copies
Cluster #1 (Damian Couceiro 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 501 copies
Mouse Guard Legends Of Guard Volume 3 #1 (Of 4)(Cover A David Peterson), $3.99 – 513 copies

CARTOON BOOKS
Tuki Save The Humans #3, $3.99 – 304 copies

DARK HORSE COMICS
Itty Bitty Comics Grimmiss Island #1 (Of 4), $2.99 – 589 copies

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DC COMICS
Batman Arkham Knight #1 (Dan Panosian Regular Cover), $3.99 – 2,971 copies
Detective Comics Endgame #1 (One Shot), $2.99 – 3,141 copies
I Zombie #1 (Special Edition), $1.00 – 8,700 copies
Multiversity Guidebook #1 (Rian Hughes 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $7.99 – 3,988 copies
Superman #38 (John Romita Jr. & Klaus Janson 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $4.99 – 1,899 copies

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Altered States Red Sonja #1 (One Shot)(Cover A Billy Tan), $3.99 – 325 copies

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Casanova Acedia #2, $3.99 – 248 copies
Postal #2 (Cover A Linda Sejic), $3.99 – 27 copies
Postal #2 (Cover B Isaac Goodhart), $3.99 – 12 copies
Southern Cross #1 (Cover A Becky Cloonan), $2.99 – 1,523 copies
Spawn Resurrection #1 (Cover A Jonboy), $2.99 – 1,186 copies
Spawn Resurrection #1 (Cover B Todd McFarlane), $2.99 – 1,095 copies
Surface #1 (Cover A Langdon Foss & Jordie Bellaire), $3.50 – 640 copies
Surface #1 (Cover B Marco Rudy), $3.50 – 317 copies
Surface #1 (Cover C Michael Walsh & Jordie Bellaire), $3.50 – 317 copies
Walking Dead #138, $2.99 – SOLD OUT

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LEGENDARY COMICS
Harvester #2, $3.99 – 59 copies

MARVEL COMICS
Fantastic Four #644 (Leonard Kirk Regular Cover), $3.99 – 497 copies
Guardians Team-Up #2 (Stephane Roux Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,426 copies
Howard The Duck #1 (Joe Quinones Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,691 copies
New Avengers #31 (In-Hyuk Lee Regular Cover), $3.99 – 473 copies
Spider-Gwen #2 (Javier Rodriguez Regular Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Star Wars #2 (John Cassaday 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Star Wars #3 (John Cassaday Regular Cover), $3.99 – 2,439 copies

ONI PRESS
Hellbreak #1 (Brian Churilla Regular Cover), $1.00 – 5,998 copies
Sixth Gun Dust To Dust #1, $3.99 – 292 copies

RED ANVIL
Unit 5 #1, $3.99 – 29 copies

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Ninjak #1 (Cover A Lewis LaRosa), $3.99 – 335 copies

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History of Skottie Young Baby Marvel Variant covers

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Skottie Young baby variant covers have become a natural regular event to promote every single new Marvel #1 for years now. Lets look back at the history of these as these have proven extremely popular.

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The first Young variant cover was for his popular run of Wizard Of Oz related comics from Marvel back in February 2009. However the official baby theme has not started yet.

WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ #1 (OF 8) 2ND PTG YOUNG VAR (PP #851)
MARVEL COMICS (W) Eric Shanower (A/CA) Skottie Young by Eric Shanower & Skottie Young; variant cover by Young
From Marvel Comics. The premier American fantasy adventure gets the Merry Marvel treatment! Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze) teams up with fan-favorite artist Skottie Young (New X-Men) to bring L. Frank Baum’s beloved classic to life! Scheduled to ship 02/11/09.

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In July 2009 Young was hired for this all ages title.
IRON MAN ARMORED ADVENTURES YOUNG VAR – MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) Skottie Young Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
From the new hit show on Nicktoons Network comes Iron Man Armored Adventures! After a tragic airplane crash, 16-year-old Tony Stark’s loses his father and is so injured that he must use his dad’s repulsor technology to keep himself alive. In the aftermath, Tony also discovers a prototype for the IRON MAN suit, and donning it, Iron Man resolves to fight the enemies of World Peace! Fortunately, he has the help of Jim Rhodes and Pepper Potts, because in addition to trying to save the world he also has to deal with one of the most formidable forces in the known universe: HIGH SCHOOL! 40 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

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MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #1 (OF 8) 2ND PTG YOUNG VAR – MARVEL COMICS
(W) Eric Shanower (A/CA) Skottie Young Written by ERIC SHANOWER Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
The epic continues! Fresh off their landmark run on THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF OZ, superstars ERIC SHANOWER (Age of Bronze) and SKOTTIE YOUNG (X-MEN) return with L. Frank Baum’s MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ. Join new characters Tip and Jack Pumpkinhead as they’re whisked to Oz, and meet foes and friends! You’ve NEVER seen L. Frank Baum’s masterpiece like this before… 32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

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Perhaps Young’s claim to fame came with his cover for both printings of Amazing Spider-man #611 featuring both Spider-man and Deadpool. This title regularly selling at $30.00

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #611 2ND PTG YOUNG VAR (PP #896) MARVEL COMICS
(W) Joe Kelly (A) Eric Canete (CA) Skottie Young by Joe Kelly & Eric Canete; variant cover by Skottie Young
From Marvel Comics. Deadpool-Man, Deadpool-Man – does whatever a Deadpool can…spins a web any size – but not really…Deadpool’s don’t have webs. Look out! Here comes the Deadpool-Man! What force on Earth has brought the Merc with a Mouth and the Web-headed Wonder closer together than Quesada and Twitter? And how does it tie to the upcoming Spider story “The Gauntlet”?! And finally – Who is Lady Stilt-Man?! Joe Kelly (Deadpool Classic; This issue of Amazing Spider-Man) and Eric Canete (Iron Man: Enter The Mandarin) bring you 2079’s top Marvel Comic of the last 70 years (sorry, Dazzler #500)! Scheduled to ship 12/23/09. (161)

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LOCKJAW AND PET AVENGERS UNLEASHED #4 (OF 4) YOUNG VAR MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chris Eliopoulos (A) Ig Guara (CA) Skottie Young
Written by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS Pencils & Cover by IG GUARA Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG
WHO IS THE GOLDEN ONE? The answer may mean the destruction of the Pet Avengers. Will the team make the ultimate sacrifice to save their friends’ world? Find out in the action-stuffed finale by Eisner-nominated CHRIS ELIOPOULOS and fan favorite artist IG GUARA! 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

At this point the popularity of Young was proven and he was hired regularly from this point to do variant covers and did a series of Deadpool variants in 2011.

DEADPOOL CORPS #12 YOUNG VAR MARVEL COMICS
(W) Victor Gischler (A) Marat Mychaels (CA) Skottie Young
Written by Victor Gischler Penciled by Marat MYCHAELS Cover by Rob Liefeld Variant Cover by Skottie young
“YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION,” PART 6 The revolution is over and the fate of the Krook people is now in their own hands, but what of the fate of the Deadpool Corps? As they try to escape with their tons of ill-gotten booty, the very fate of the Corps itself is in the balance. The scintillating conclusion to the Space Family Wilson’s adventures across the far-flung cosmos. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory

Deadpool Team Up #883 shows some of the first leanings towards the childlike superhero versions he has become known for in early 2011.

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Before Guardians Of The Galaxy fever caught on Young did his first Rocket Raccoon and Groot cover.

ANNIHILATORS #4 (OF 4) YOUNG VAR MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (A) Timothy Green, Tan Eng Huat (CA) Skottie Young
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING Penciled by TAN ENG HUAT & TIMOTHY GREEN II Cover by ALEX GARNER
Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG TWO AWESOME STORIES IN ONE COSMIC BOOK! This is it: the galaxy’s
most powerful squad and most beloved duo face their fiery finales! First, the Annihilators must prove they are the ace team of universal protectors that Star-Lord dreamed they could be…or perish in the attempt! Meanwhile, Rocket Raccoon and Groot face the horrible, reality-twisting menace – who has a key connection to Rocket’s secret past – that lurks in the heart of the Half-World Asylum! Want to show the House of Ideas that you want more Marvel Cosmic? Spread the word and buy this issue! 48 PGS./Rated T+

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Over the next year he would be hired to do a few more variant covers for Marvel including:
FF #5 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA YOUNG VAR Jun 2011
FF #12 50TH ANNIVERSARY YOUNG VAR Nov 2011
ROAD TO OZ #1 (OF 6) YOUNG VAR NOW Sept 2012

His destiny would be set in October 2012 with the creation of his first BABY cover.
RED SHE-HULK #58 YOUNG VAR NOW MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jeff Parker (A) Carlo Pagulayan, Wellington Alves (CA) Skottie Young
From Marvel Comics. All-new ongoing! The Earth’s strongest female set on a path of destruction!!! Her enemies? Every powered being in the Marvel Universe!!! NOTE: Supplies limited. Consult your retailer for availability. Scheduled to ship 10/03/12.

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From this point on the series of baby young covers would be constantly released.
October 10th 2012 is the date of the first of over hundred different #1 Young baby variant covers.

UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 YOUNG VAR NOW MARVEL COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A) Cassaday (CA) Skottie Young
THIS IS IT! The greatest era of the Marvel Universe starts here! From the ashes of AvX an all-new, all-different Avengers assemble! Dive headfirst into Marvel NOW! as the superstar dream team of Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force, Venom) and John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Captain America) deliver high stakes action in UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 – sporting a jaw-dropping cover by Cassaday! No fan can miss the blockbuster debut of an all-new Avengers team featuring members from all across the Marvel Universe…a team uniting Avenger and X-Man alike! Captain America begins his quest to create a sanctioned Avengers unit comprised of Avengers and X-Men, humans and mutants working together – so why is Professor Xavier’s dream more at risk than ever?
The funeral of one of Marvel’s greatest heroes! The first attack of the most loathsome villain in history will quake the Marvel Universe forever! But following the devastating events of Avengers VS X-Men, can Captain America pull together a team that can get along for its first mission?

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Since these have been popular almost since day 1 they will always be sought out by collectors. They are fun!
Almost all Young variants are ordered to a specific initial order print run guaranteeing that they almost always sell out even before their release date. That doesn’t make these rare but does make them some what limited. So far not many have shown much price increase but there are definitely collectors who seek these out. Its only time before collectors start to collect sets of these and hunt out the best covers.

There is a Young #1 variant released almost every week of the year now from Marvel.  Even the three recent Star wars series had connecting covers that make one gigantic Young baby picture of young versions of all the Star Wars characters.

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Princess_Leia_1_InvestComicsSpider_Woman_5_InvestComicsMarvel Comics is wasting no time with their favorite new toy. That new toy being Star Wars of course. With a boatload of Star Wars #1 variants, then a Darth Vader #1 release and now a Princess Leia #1 release this week. A bit of Star Wars overkill here maybe? A Star Wars fan will say no way! There could never be enough Star Wars right? Anyway, the Princess takes center stage within the suddenly strong female leads in the Marvel Universe in some time. Silk, Spider-Gwen , Captain Marvel, Spider-Woman (more on her in a little bit), Thor, A-Force, Angela, and a few dedicated “variant woman of Marvel covers” appearing this week. So yes the women of Marvel are making some serious noise. About time! Now back to the Princess. Leia will bring a ridiculous amount of variant covers as has Star Wars #1 and Darth Vader #1. There is one very cool variant i recall with Leia holding Luke a’la Amazing Fantasy #15 cover that came from the Star Wars #1 variants I believe. Very neat. Cool book to have Stan Lee and the Princess herself to sign, get graded. You can check out that variant on Ebay right HERE. Lots of activity on that book. So is there anything making the speculator really keep an eye on this comic this Wednesday? Well one thing to note is that since Leia debuted in Star Wars #1 in 1977 (Marvel), she’s never had a self titled solo book. Crazy right? So that’s a nice plus. Which leads into the bigger reason here on why the speculator should really think about getting this book. Since Princess Leia never held her own title we never got a full story dedicated just to her on a level to which Marvel is about to take it. This could possibly mean an introduction or two without an announcement anywhere of it coming. Will it be a character that appears in the new film(s)? Will it be a spinoff of another Marvel title? Who knows? Thing is, the speculator needs to keep a close tab on this one.

Detective_Comics #32_InvestComics Blackcross_1_InvestComicsNew_52_44_InvestComicsMarvel really wants readers and non-fans alike to pay attention to Spider-Woman. In Spider-Woman #5 it’s all new everything going on here. New costume, new powers (last issue), new cast member and new status quo. A few variant covers display our girl in her new duds, but it’s the Kris Anka design cover that comes in as the most interesting. However, it’s the Siya Oum $30 variant that is sold out already. Will Marvel ever get the Spider-Woman character right? Will the new everything and a new cast member after only four issues do the trick? Maybe. Maybe not.

So what do you do when you have a fan favorite title of a b character, a character like Hawkeye? Well you end it and start over right? Huh? Yep, when you’re Marvel you can do things like that. All New Hawkeye #1; There are possible hints that there could be new things happening in the way of a new character or maybe not. Either way, the Hawkeye character solidified himself as a character that fans will back if the right story and art comes with it. We shall see what comes of this series and if it becomes as hot as its predecessor.

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DC Comics start their new gimmick this week with the movie variant covers. There is nothing really to gain monetarily here unless you really want to work for it. First off, if you see or want a movie variant you like, buy it! If you like the way the movie variant looks or it’s a homage to a favorite movie of yours, buy it! They are all cool looking covers. That all said, if you want to get some unique comics to sell then do this. Get the Detective Comics #40 this week; a Matrix homage, and get it signed by Keenu Reeves, Brian Stelfreeze and Francis Manapul. The latter two are the easy gets. Getting Keenu would be the hard get and the prize, but hey nothing is impossible. Be sure to have that witness verify your signature, get a 9.8 grade and you have a very nice flip variant for yourself. Good luck!

All_New_Hawkeye_1_InvestComics Blackcross_1_InvestComics Citizen_of_the_Galaxy_1_InvestComicsAnd DC’s Convergence is right around the corner. Check out Earth 2 #32 as Darkseid is kicking some major as*. Only a few copies of this one being sold on Ebay right now. And New 52 Futures End #44 will lead directly into the Convergence story line. And the cover is absolutely surperb! Only two copies of this one on Ebay. Better grab it! Click the RED link before it’s too late!

As Convergence is taking shape, Marvel’s Secret Wars is shaping up too. Check out another prelude issue in Avengers #42 and Avengers World #18 revels some answers for fans following that story.

An interesting Marvel team-up book will have fans very happy this week. Check out Guardians Team-Up #1. Not only will the Avengers be teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy, but the creative team will be Brian Michael Bendis and Arthur Adams. Sweet. Did you know the old Guardians of the Galaxy team first appeared together with the Avengers in Avengers #167 in 1978? (Click that RED link if you want to bid/buy that comic right now). The newer team appeared together with the Avengers in the War of Kings Saga #1 (early 2009). The new GOTG also appeared together with the Avengers in late 2009 in Guardians of the Galaxy #18.

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IDW’s Citizen of the Galaxy #1 is sold out already at Midtown Comics. Although it’s not too often IDW really commands big bucks in the aftermarket, they put out some great stuff for the fans. Just a heads up too, there are only two issues of this comic up on Ebay at the present moment. You may want to grab one in case your local shop doesn’t have any. Click the RED link and buy/bid on one now if you really want it.

Descender #1 looks like a hit right out of the gate for Image. The team of Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen sure does help. Couple that with an interesting story and you have demand. So much so that the variants on Ebay are selling wildly. If you’re in the market for one of these, you better click the RED link to get in early here. Looks like we may have a hot book here. That said, remember one thing. Sitting on a modern hot variant does not always equate to money a year from now. Studies, graphs, charts and indicators reflect a severe decline in many of the hot modern variants. If you can make money on your purchase, then do so. Waiting is a sure sign of two things. Greed and you possibly losing money. Be a speculator and not a fanboy that falls in love with a comic you intend to flip. And the other rule, fall in love and buy comics to read because you love the comic and never intend on flipping it too. Simple.

Avengers_42_InvestComics Avengers_World_18_InvestComics Guardians_Team_up_1_InvestComicsThe awesome talents of Eric Powell delivers Big Man Plans #1 from Image Comics. This comic is showing a few of the regular covers on Ebay, but only one variant at the moment. Seems like a distributing story to read to yourself and not the kiddies.

Speaking of awesome talents, Warren Ellis steps to the plate with Blackcross #1 (Dynamite Entertainment). Quite a few very nice variants hit with this release. None of the covers are covers that doesn’t turn the eye. Lets hope the inside is as good as the outside. With Warren Ellis at the helm, it’s probably, most likely going to be a good inside.

…..And more great talent with a debut issue this week. Con Job #1 by Jimmy Palmiotti and cover by Amanda Conner. A very unique story that centers around comic conventions. Jimmy knows a thing or two about doing conventions, so inspiration was probably not a hard find here for Jimmy with this story. Sounds like a fun comic and one to definitely pick up.

Nailbiter and Hack Slash meet up in the same comic; Nailbiter Hack Slash #1. Nailbiter #1 was a big deal for a little while there. If you click the RED link you’ll see there are still plenty of Nailbiter #1‘s signed/graded copies being watched. Funny thing here is that there are no Nailbiter Hack Slash #1 comics available on Ebay at the time of this article. I’m quite sure there will be plenty in due time, just not right now.

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Vampirella will venture into new alternate universe stories in Altered States Vampirella #1. Looks like she’ll encounter some zombies for the first time on a zombie planet. No copies on Ebay at this time.

Descender_1_InvestComics Earth_2-32_InvestComics Nameless_2_InvestComicsGrant Morrison’s Nameless #1 received high praise from fans and sold out quickly. Will the trend follow this week with Nameless #2?

Pussycats #0 is one of those gratuitous covers that will catch a fanboys eye to pick up and look at. Although this is probably very true, the story does seem intriguing. A sexy thriller put out by an independent comic company called E-Comix. No copies on Ebay available at this time. A rare comic that if it gets hot, like it’s cover, we could see some price spiking here.

A few more number one comics to check out this week are; Neverboy #1 (Dark Horse), Winterworld #0, Halogen #1 and Monster Motors Curse of Minivan Helsing #1.

Finally, remember Mad Libs? Those were fantastic and still are. They are always coming out and are a fantastic cursor in helping develop command of the English language. Nouns, Verbs, Pronouns, etc. Anyway, pick up a copy of DC Comics Super-Hero Mad Libs #1 and have hours of fun with the kids while they learn! A great way to spend time with your older friends and family too. Use your own adult “action words” to make your super-hero do “special things”.

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Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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